WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), today held a hearing with Energy Secretary Steven Chu to discuss the failed Solyndra loan guarantee. Members questioned the review and approval of the $535 million loan guarantee, specifically pressing the Secretary to explain why the administration ignored the clear warning signs that accurately predicted the deal was a bad bet for taxpayers.
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hears from Energy Secretary Chu in Ongoing Solyndra InvestigationNovember 17, 2011 | Press Release
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Increase Transparency and Efficiency at FCCNovember 16, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today approved the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 3309) by a vote of 14 to 9, and the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2011 (H.R. 3310) by voice vote. These bills improve the way the FCC operates by increasing transparency, predictability, and consistency as part of Republicans' ongoing effort to ensure the commission's work encourages job creation, investment, and innovation.
**NOTE TIME CHANGE: Hearing Now Scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET**
Upton Welcomes GAO Recommendations for Enhanced Planning and Collaboration in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research & DevelopmentNovember 16, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed recommendations in a new GAO report regarding the Department of Energy's nuclear fuel cycle research and development efforts. Upton requested the report with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and former Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA). GAO's review found that DOE should enhance its planning and its collaboration with industry and other countries in pursing such research and development.
WASHINGTON, DC - Several members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today urged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to take all appropriate action to allow consumers to continue to have access to over-the-counter, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based inhalers that have already been manufactured until non-CFC inhalers are available over-the-counter.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a report on the Workload of the Federal Communications Commission. The report is a summary of data, requested by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), regarding the number of complaints, petitions, applications, and other pending items at the Commission.